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Good news everybody! The University of Nebraska Athletic Department has surpassed it’s goal of raising $100,000,000.00 for the North Stadium Expansion Project. It shall be finished in 2023 and if you drive or walk near the stadium, it looks like it’s on schedule.

So, that’s one good thing for the football team to end on for 2021.

Right?

Mitch Sherman does a good job breaking down what’s going on in his article below.

Mankilling Mastodons

Nebraska AD Trev Alberts talks Scott Frost’s hires, football facility fundraising and creating a sense of urgency – The Athletic
Not yet six months into the job, the athletic director also discussed what's ahead in 2022, impacts of the transfer portal and more.

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